The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers have a combined zero losses six weeks into the college football season, and now the first BCS standings of the year have given them a little more motivation to keep their unbeaten streaks alive.
The standings released Sunday have Oregon at No. 3 and Oregon State at No. 8.
Alabama and Florida are at the top of the season's first BCS standings, making it yet another all-SEC top two.
The Crimson Tide in first was no surprise. Alabama is an overwhelming No. 1 in both polls used in the BCS formula. Florida in second was less anticipated. The Gators are No. 3 in the polls, but rated best by the computer rankings that gave them a slight edge over Oregon and Kansas State when the numbers were crunched. Florida's BCS average is .9092. Oregon's is .8993 and Kansas State's is .8963.
Notre Dame is fifth and not too far back at .8774.
Despite the strong showing by the Southeastern Conference, another all-SEC national championship game is still a long shot. Oregon's schedule is backloaded with strong opponents and the Ducks will likely be able to close the gap in the computers if they keep winning.
The Ducks play Arizona State on Thursday (5-1) and still have games against Southern California and Oregon State left, and a possible Pac-12 title game.
Florida has some tough games left, too, starting Saturday against South Carolina.
Oregon State is the lowest rated of the unbeaten teams.
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